The aim of this course is to provide students with the most up to date policy discussion and a theoretically founded overview of the processes and policies underlying economic and monetary integration in the EU. 

The scope of the analysis will be driven by both an economic and political perspective and concerned with the behaviour of the economy as a whole, using macroeconomic concepts to examine contemporary issues such as the financial and economic crisis. By the end of the course students will be able to understand the interactions between theories and evidence supporting the economic and political processes of the European Monetary Union.